I don’t normally buy flavored tea and I didn’t buy this one. My mom saw it when she was at Ikea and got it for me since I love rhubarb. It does smell very rhubarb-y upon opening the package. I don’t smell the vanilla at all. After brewing, the rhubarb calms down and something that might be vanilla comes out. But the taste is all rhubarb. Not a bad thing but vanilla might be nice, too, since it’s in the name.